Amble gets a breath of fresh air

Posted on 13th December 2011 | in Community

Over two hundred Amble residents enjoyed a free health event organised by Homes for Northumberland during the October half term holidays. The Breath of Fresh Air health event was designed to help show Homes for Northumberland residents and those living in the local community how they can live healthy lifestyles.  The event was opened by Councillor Robert Arckless and visitors were given the chance to learn all about healthier living, with health checks, sports taster sessions and healthy food demonstrations. Visitors also had the opportunity to take part in a lantern making workshop run by Take Action Positive Steps – all of the lanterns were to be used in the Winter Festival and Lantern Parade.

Ray Boycott, managing director at Homes for Northumberland, said: “I am delighted that the Breath of Fresh Air event was such a great success. The event gave everyone the opportunity to think about ways in which they can adopt healthier lifestyles.”

Margaret Hedley, who lives in St Lawrence Avenue said: “I thought Homes for Northumberland put on a very, very good event with something for everyone.”

Vera Hastings, also of St Lawrence Avenue, added: “We took our five year old great granddaughter, Jessica, to the event and she really enjoyed herself. She tried the pumpkin soup and had her face painted. I thought the organisers did a really good job.”

Partners working alongside Homes for Northumberland to make the event possible, included Northumberland County Council, North Country Leisure, Amble and Coquet Children’s Centres (Action for Children), Real Food Works, Northumberland Care Trust, Sustrans, Take Action Positive Steps, RNLI Amble and Northumbria Police.

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